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After all this time, he's not sure if he read Lance Armstrong's book before his kidney was taken out or after, before the cancer spread to his lungs or later, before his doctors said to get his papers in order or not. "I just remember admiring his...
The thick, white envelope arrives every year at this time, full of rules, names and numbers, but just one question. And it's a question heavier than history on this year's baseball Hall of Fame ballot. Who is worthy? The answer merits more than a...
Tags: Rafael Palmeiro, Sports, Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa
The Sox picked themselves out the AL Central cellar last night with a victory over these Kansas City Royals. Jim Thome hit career homer No. 493, tying Lou Gehrig and -- what the? -- Fred McGriff on the all-time list. And it certainly would be nice if he...
WrigleyvilleBreaking News: Doug Davis and Rodrigo Lopez are mediocre starting pitchers. Who saw that coming? Sarcasm aside, I think it's safe to say that after the San Francisco Giants swept Tuesday's doubleheader and pushed the Cubs to 12.0 games back, it's time...
Dodger ThoughtsBelow is a list of the months and dates of most of the Dodgers' newsworthy off-season acquisitions this decade. The reasons for the list: 1) To show that the off-season doesn't die with the end of the winter meetings. Some......
Dodger ThoughtsEric Karros is on this year's Hall of Fame ballot, a de facto longshot. (Still, it's one more Hall of Fame ballot than I'll ever get on.) If you read Jay Jaffe's writeup at Baseball Prospectus, the best thing Karros......
The Baltimore SunThe electorate of the Baseball Writers' Association of America sent a clear message to tainted superstars Wednesday: If you were suspected of taking performance enhancing drugs, you don’t belong in the Hall of Fame. At least not in 2013. No players...
Tags: Houston Astros, Donald Fehr, Barry Bonds, Cal Ripken, Sammy Sosa
The Baltimore SunOne of the perks of covering the Orioles is that we have easy access to Jim Palmer, a Hall of Fame pitcher who, unlike some other great players, has no problem speaking his mind. I talked to Palmer on Wednesday after he deplaned in Southern California...
Tags: Rafael Palmeiro, Sports, Barry Bonds, Cal Ripken, Sammy Sosa
Paul Konerko has put up some impressive numbers since coming to the White Sox in 1999. But the Tribune's seven Hall of Fame voters agree the slugger is not worthy of Cooperstown —for now. MARK GONZALES In the post-steroid era, not many hitters...
TV SPORTS Women's College Basketball-Michigan at Purdue, 5:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Penn State at Northwestern, 7:30 p.m. (Big 10 Network); Idaho at Nevada, 10 p.m. (ESPNU) Men's College Basketball-Xavier at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. (ESPN2); Villanova at...
Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven became Hall of Famers on Wednesday, the two-time World Series champions easily elected after narrow misses last season. Sluggers Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McGwire, Jeff Bagwell and Juan Gonzalez came nowhere close. Hall...
Sunday afternoon, in Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame will welcome its three newest members. There's a skilled offensive and defensive second baseman who finished his career with nearly 3,000 hits. There's a top-of-the-line...
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